This Wednesday, October 24th, we have a fang-tastic line-up in store for you. Our Adventure District has been possessed by ghouls, ghosts, an evil bartender named Chuck, vampires, and wolves, plus a few mini-games and tons of rewards to earn. Crackle is serving up a free slasher flick spectacular, Heavy Water has made the first item you can spy and snap pics with, Juggernaut and Konami bring new hair-raising things to enjoy, and nDreams introduces the first ever beast mounts.
Check out all this and more, starting this Wednesday.
1. Halloween Community Events
Halloween, Monster Style: There are spooky goings-on as night falls upon the PlayStation Home Adventure District. Every fifty years, fiends and ghouls alike come together to celebrate Halloween and throw a huge party. Carved skull tiki statues decorate the island as well as banners, flags and fiendish decorations that are scattered around as B-Movie Monsters gather at (Evil) Chuck’s Beach Bar.
Hit Me Bartender, er… Demon: The community will have to scour the Adventure District looking for ingredients in order to make strange cocktail potions (non-alcoholic, of course) at Chuck’s bar. Check daily, as some ingredients are more rare, may only appear during certain hours, or only when you talk to some creepy characters hanging around. Some might not be even available to normal humans! Some will have wondrous effects, but be careful — some will have disastrous effects for amateurs that are new to brewing. Chuck is a heartless, evil demon and will serve you something quite deadly, so sip slowly, but enjoy every drop. You never know what might “possess” you. *evil laugh*
Mini-games With A Little Fiendish Competition: During the Halloween festivities, the community will also have some positively electric games available to play, and competitions to best their friends with. Mark your calendars, as Halloween itself, October 31st, is bound to be the most fun of all.
Also, the Home Community Volunteers have planned their very own community event. On Monday, October 29th, at 7:00pm Pacific / 10:00pm Eastern, you can find them in the festive Adventure District for this year’s Halloween costume party!
RSVP: Add Bambi-01us, steven1230 or Y2David to your Friends List for your invitations. I recommend adding “Halloween Party” as the subject line so they can quickly figure out who would love to join them.
2. Heavy Water – Heavy Strike Surveillance Helicopter
Heavy Water brings you an update to their Heavy Strike line. They were inspired to have users be able to take to the skies in their own personal spaces and created the Surveillance Helicopter. This active item – only nine furniture slots – can take to the skies in any personal apartment or clubhouse. You and three friends can play at the same time. The best part of this helicopter is the surveillance part: taking photos! The helicopter can take photos of anything that it sees, and you can take the photo with or without the helicopter in the frame. So grab your Heavy Strike Surveillance Helicopter and start finding new angles in your Home experience.
Once again Heavy Water has updated another one of its active items, the Heavy Strike Cannon. Heavy Water is devoted to making each item the best it can be, and now the Cannon is only seven furniture slots! All current owners will receive this update free to the Cannon. Anyone else who thought the Active Item was too many furniture slots, now you have no excuse! Pick up your Heavy Strike Cannon and gear today! You’ll find all this and more in the Heavy Water store in the Mall. Head there first thing Wednesday.
3. LOOT – Crackle Kill Count 2: Horror Movie Extravaganza
It’s that time of year again to watch Kill Count on Crackle, beginning today, October 22nd. 12 sinister strangulations + 24 cranial combustions + 32 vile slashings + hundreds of bloodthirsty kills = 1 bloody good time. Watch the 32 films free in Theater #3, and get your very own axed head and Crackle Kill Count t-shirt, also free. Find the ten movies that will award you a free movie poster. Let the counting begin!
You can watch Crackle and Kill Count movies with your friends on your very own EOD TV, inside the Hollywood Hills House, or lounging on the Sunset Yacht.
Crackle content in PlayStation Home is only available for users located in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia. Due to content licensing rights, users from other countries may not receive the same content selections. Crackle Kill Count 2 is a promotion for United States residents only.
4. Granzella – Leis and Pareos, Autumn Dress, Flight Attendant, and Nurse
Beautifully open-minded, the Lei That Hangs Around the Neck and Low-rise Pareo have arrived! From Apricot Heart & Granzella comes the Lei That Hangs Around the Neck and Low-rise Pareo. A lei for the upper body made from large flowers, and a pareo for the lower body, which wraps around the waist.
Both leis and pareos are available in three colors, pink, yellow, and light blue. Have a great time enjoying the openness of this colorful lei and pareo combination!
Arriving last week, welcome the costume of the Flight Attendant, the occupation that captivates everyone’s desire. The new items include a suit with 3 scarf variations, (red, blue, and purple), a skirt and tights, a hat, and heels. Additionally, there is a carry-on bag portable item that will follow behind the player. With the Flight Attendant costume you’ll travel in comfort.
The Nurse Uniform from the Nurse Series has also arrived this month from Granzella. Raise the spirits and health of those who are ill. Become a healthcare professional with the Nurse Uniform. Along with the tops, bottoms, and slippers, for women there’s a Nurse Cap, two types of skirts, bare legged or with stockings, and also slippers with stockings. Support the lives of others cleanly dressed in a Nurse Uniform!
5. Juggernaut – Cutteridge Estate Update (part 3)
Juggernaut Games releases their expansion to the Cutteridge Estate: Cutteridge Ghost Stories. This eerie expansion pack grants you access to four new mini-games, each with it own unique reward. Complete all four to unlock the ultimate reward! Also available is the demonic Cutteridge Furniture Bundle, which includes 12 unique active furniture items (1-4 slots) that react to the presence of your avatar!
In addition, the Cutteridge Estate is available for the first time ever as a clubhouse skin! And if you’re afraid of the dark, the Mysterious Lantern locomotion will help you to escape a little faster with an avatar run speed increase to 150%.
6. Konami – Halloween Masks
Konami releases fantasy masks as part of their popular masks line. Become a wood elf, dwarf, or demon this spooky holiday (or any time of year). Head to the Konami store to find all these and more.
7. Digital Leisure – Penthouse Suite
Releasing this Wednesday for The Casino’s exclusive Millionaire’s Club is the gorgeous Penthouse Suite. The concierge is on standby 24 hours a day to manage any of your needs. Simply visit The Casino and be rewarded with this exclusive space. Enjoy your stay at the Paradise Hotel and Casino.
8. nDreams – Beast Mounts and New WINGS
The first batch of locomotion items were released a couple of weeks ago and have gone down very well with Home users. One thing people have been asking for though is the ability to ride something: bikes, mini motorbikes, cars and hover boards. Those are some fantastic ideas and I’m sure you will be seeing those in Home soon but how about the ability to ride your own animal? This week will see the release of the Sky Serpents and Big Cats so be sure to check these out in action in the video underneath. nDreams have also been working on their very own WINGS range which includes eight different variations including Exotic Wings, The Dark Angel and the strangely names Picnic Demon.
With a certain spooky holiday just around the corner it is apt that The Morbids have decided to make their appearance in PlayStation Home. The Morbids consist of The Plague Doctor, China Doll, Scarecrow and Sad Clown and each Morbid comes in a variety of different options including a limited edition version of each that will only be available for select time periods throughout the year so pick them up while you can.
9. HellFire Games – Home Tycoon’s New Holistic Campus Skins + Update
“Go Green” with the new Holistic Campus building, out this week in Home Tycoon! Boost your city’s revenues and cut down on pollution with this sleek, eco-friendly building from TransUtopia, available only in the Home Tycoon in-game store. Get a sneak preview in the City Showcase over at the Home Tycoon Train Station today!
Bug Fix: Hellfire Games has also fixed an issue in Home Tycoon preventing workers from regenerating outside of the game, and they’ve permanently decreased the regeneration time from 10 to 5 minutes. Workers will now regenerate as designed. Enjoy!
10. Community Theater – Hip Hop Gamer + PSTALENT
This coming week, we have an amazing set in the Community Theater. First up, Hip Hop Gamer interviews Vice President Eric Lempel about the new design of the PlayStation Store. Then PSTALENT brings quite a lineup of new content, including premiers from official PSTALENT associate producers Sicccre and AkumaPrince. Head to the Theater this Wednesday night to join in all the fun.
11. Lockwood – Weekly Update
As Lockwood’s Halloween Extravaganza draws to a close, celebrate all things spooky by sending a friend a creepy gift from the Gift Machine. Skinny Vinny finally has a female counterpart with Skinny Minny, Wulfred’s dark-furred cousin Calcifur makes an appearance, and the Enchanted Tiki Masks can turn any outfit into a fantastic costume. Halloween just wouldn’t be Halloween without Trick or Treating – make sure your friends have a candy-filled cauldron at the ready. The Flying Bat Wall Plaque and All-A-Glow Haunted House will be ideal for setting a spooky scene in their apartment.
In the last days of October don’t forget to pick up some free pink items from the Lockwood Store and Gift Machine to raise Breast Cancer awareness.
12. PlayStation Home Mall Update
Magnus is back in his 63rd volume of the Virtual Item Showcase. This week he showcases items including the new demonic furniture from Juggernaut Games to a Ghost Companion, a few fantasy masks from Konami, the Morbids from nDreams, and even a sparkling Gold Vest exclusively for members of x7. Check out the video below for all the details.
13. Midway – Ca$h Carnival Update
This week you’ll have the chance to win yet another prize at the Midway Ca$h Carnival Sweepstakes! Go to the Hot Zone in Midway 3 to sign up for the Midway Ca$h Carnival Sweepstakes. Every green ticket you purchase to play the Midway games earns you an entry into the weekly drawing for a special prize—this week, it’s a PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi Portable Gaming System and $1,000.00 cash prize!
Every weekly entry counts toward the Grand Prize drawing for $15,000! Real prizes! Real money! Real fun! For official rules, click here.
That about wraps it up this week (no more Halloween puns, I swear). There’s so many ways to scare up some fun (okay, I lied). See you in PlayStation Home!